Ep. 1: The Patriot

In which the podcast launches, and we have very different opinions.

Thanks for listening to our first episode! Interested in learning more?

*Check out what the Journal of American History had to say here.

*Learn more about Gullah/Geechee culture here and here.

*Check out our book recommendations: Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier: The Narrative of Joseph Plumb Martin and John Laurens and the American Revolution.

*Share the podcast with your nerdiest friends and leave us a rating and review, then join us next Thursday as we review Amazing Grace, the 2006 film about British anti-slavery crusader William Wilberforce.

Season 2, Episode 5: "White Christmas" (1954) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) Costume Drama Rewind

We're having the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby danced with Danny f*@#ing Kaye! In this episode, we look at how filmmakers handled extremely recent history, that of WW2, in 1946 and 1954 with "It's a Wonderful Life" and "White Christmas" respectively. Among the topics we discuss are 1950s nostalgia for the 40s, entertainers who served in WW2, how veterans were treated after the war, and how banks work (apparently everyone in Bedford Falls needs a refresher).
  1. Season 2, Episode 5: "White Christmas" (1954) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)
  2. Season 2, Episode 4: "The Mouse on the Mayflower" (1968)
  3. Season 2, Episode 3: "From Hell" (2001)
  4. Season 2, Episode 2: "Kwaidan: Hoichi the Earless” (1964)
  5. Season 2, Episode 1: "Gettysburg" (1993)

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